Our Secondary School Teachers

Our Secondary School teachers are enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated. They are wholly committed to the idea that education in today’s world must focus on critical thinking skills and overall development. In addition to a very rigorous approach towards academic studies, the school offers a holistic educational programme that fosters good values, social responsibility, international mindedness and creative problem-solving skills.

Principal, Secondary School

Dr. Colleen Boyett
Principal, Secondary School
Navroz Billimoria
Deputy Principal

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Minor in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship, University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Program Coordinators

Prajakta Salgarkar
Middle School Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Master of Science, Pune University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University

Meenakshy Venkiteswaran
Business Studies, IGCSE Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

 

Bachelor of Science in International Business and Management, Aston Business School, UK
Master of Science in Marketing and Strategy, Warwick Business School, UK
Master of Arts in International Education and Globalisation, University of Bath, UK

Shagun Sobti
Economics, IB Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University
Bachelor of Education, Annamalai University
Master of Arts in Geography, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Teachers

Aishwarya Kulkarni
Theatre

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Drama)
PG Diploma in Child Psychology and School Management

Akshaya Sawant
Math

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Math), Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master of Science (Mathematics), Alagappa University
Master of Education, Mumbai University

Alpa Parikh
English

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Law, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Montessori, Association de Montessori (Netherlands)

Alpana Bajpai
Hindi

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

LLB, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi Literature, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Bachelor of Education, Raipur University, Chhattisgarh
Master of Arts, Hindi Literature, Pandit Ravi Shankar University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Andrew Callaghan
English & Head of Department for TOK

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University College Dublin
Higher Diploma in Education, University College Dublin
Post Graduate Diploma in Anglo Irish Literature, Trinity College Dublin
CELTA, British Council and Royal Society of Arts

Animesh Singh
Language B Hindi, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Master of Arts, Kolhapur University, Maharashtra
Bachelor of Education, Mahatma Gandhi University

Anita Chakraborty
Visual Art & Group 6, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

 

Bachelor of Science, Calcutta University
Bachelor of Education, Calcutta University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rabindra Bharati University
Master of Fine Arts, Rabindra Bharati University (Gold Medalist, 1st Class 1st)
Post Graduate Study in Fine Arts, Glasgow School of Arts, UK
UGC Lectureship Exam, Calcutta University

Anjali Jadhav Dudhat
IT and Computer Science

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Science in IT, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University

Dr. Anjana Prasad
Biology and ESS & Head of CAS

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

Bachelor of Science, Ranchi University
Bachelor of Education, Pune University
Master of Science (Zoology), Magadh University
Ph D, Magadh University

Dr. Anushree Mekal
Biology and EVM

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Sciences, MUHS University

Brigitte Gnanou
French and Spanish & Group 2, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

DEUG, Lettres et Civilisations Etrangères, Université Paris III Sorbonne
Licence Lettres et Civilisations Etrangères, Nouvelle, France
PGCE, Secondary Education - French and Spanish, Université Paris III Sorbonne, Nouvelle

Carl Rozario
Physics

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Mumbai University

Carlton Fernandes
Social Science

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Education in English and History, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in History, University of Mumbai

Daniel D'Souza
Theatre

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
PG Diploma in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), London

Elvis Lal
Music

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Grade 7 (Theory), Trinity College of London
Grade 8 (Practical), Trinity College of London
Diploma in VFX, IGNOU

Everisto Antonio Francisco Machado
Physical Education

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Science, Bombay University
Bachelor of Physical Education, BPCA College

Fatema S. Electricwala
Math

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and Accounts, St. Xaviers Institute of Education, Mumbai, India
Bachelor of Commerce in Mathematics, Economics and Accounts, HR College, University of Mumbai
Master of Commerce in Economics and Accounts, University of Mumbai (2020)
Grade 5 of Speech and Drama from the Trinity College of London, International Examinations Board in Speech and Drama

Fatema Sabuvala
French

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mithibai College
PG International Business, Sheridan College, Toronto, Canada
Dalf C1 (French), Ministry Of Education, France
Du Fle (Ongoing), University Of Mans, France

Frenie Jajoo
Special Needs Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Jai Hind College, Mumbai University
Early Childhood Teacher Education, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education
Bachelor of Education, Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad
Foundation Course in Learning Disabilities, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education
Diploma in Advanced Course in Learning Disabilities, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education

Gazal Saharawat
Theatre

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Arts, English, Delhi University
Bachelor of Education, Kurukshetra University
Master of Arts, Gender Studies, Ambedkar University
Theatre in Education, National School of Drama
Performance Making, Shri Ram Centre of Performance

Geeta Rohira
Special Needs Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, HR College, Mumbai
Diploma in Learning Disabilities, Shiksha, Centre for Integral Education, Mumbai
Diploma in Advance Course in Learning Disability, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education, Mumbai

Gunjan Tiwari
Hindi

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, SNDT University, Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, Chembur Sarvankash Shikshan Shastra Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai University
Master of Arts, Hindi, SNDT University, Mumbai

Heloise Saldanha
English

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, St. Xavier's College
Master of Arts in English Literature, Mumbai University
Diploma in Journalism, KC College

Kaizeen Jehangir
History, TOK

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Arts in History, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in History, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Kamlesh Singh
Hindi

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

 

Bachelor of Arts, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in Hindi, University of Mumbai
Master of Education in Hindi, University of Mumbai

Kousiki Sridharan
Math & Group 5, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Master of Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Manasvini Sridharan
French

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai
Dalf C1 (Alliance Francaise De Bombay), Ministry Of Education, France

Mansha Hiranandani
Special Needs Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, H.R. College, Mumbai
P.G Diploma in Computer Science, SNDT University, Mumbai
Foundation Course in Learning Disability, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education, Mumbai

Maria Butron
French and Spanish

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor Degree in Literature and Spanish Linguistics, San Agustin National University, Arequipa, Peru
Bachelor Degree in Education in Modern Foreign Languages, Speciality: French, Federico Villarreal National University, Lima, Peru
Master in Automatic Processing of Natural Language and Language Technologies, Erasmus Mundus Program: Franche Comté University, Besançon, France and Autonoma of Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain, Europea of the Atlantic University, Santander, Spain
Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Antilles and Guyane University, Martinique, France
Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language FLE, CIEP, France

Dr. Meghna P. Dixit
Chemistry & Group 4, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2007

 

Bachelor of Science, Bhavnagar University
Master of Science, Bhavnagar University
Ph.D in Medicinal Chemistry, Bhavnagar University

Miriam Salas
Spanish

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Degree in Classical Philology, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Masters in Didactics of Spanish as a Foreign Language, University of La Rioja (Spain)
MAEC-AECID Lectureship Program, University of Mumbai & Spanish Agency for International Cooperation

Mitesh Sarawgi
Economics and Business Studies

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy, KC College
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce in Accountancy, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce in Management (Part 1), Mumbai University

Mohsin Gousmoidin Allabux
Physical Education

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Amravati University

Monish Panchal
Physical Education

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Bombay University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Jalna University

Namrata Roy
IT and Computer Science

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Calcutta University
Certificate Course in Unix, C, C++, Informatics Computer Systems (ICS), Kolkata
Certificate Course in Networking, Micropro Computer Services, Kolkata
Certificate Course in Blue-J (Java), Brainware Computer Academy, Kolkata
Intel Teach To The Future Certificate Course, Intel Education Programs, India

Natasha Banaji
English

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Arts, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, English and History, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Arts, Education Management, King's College London

Neha Pandit
Visual Art

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Mumbai University, Sir J J School of Arts
Master of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Mumbai University, Sir J J School of Arts
Foundation Diploma, Maharashtra Board
Post Graduation Diploma In Art Education, Mumbai University
Post Graduation Diploma in Museology and Conservation, Mumbai University

Nikita Lobo
English and Humanities

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Wilson College, Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education, Mumbai
Masters in English Literature, University of Mumbai, Mumbai

Nipa R Patel
French

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

 

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, First class, University of Mumbai
Diplome Superieur in French (Literature)
DELF C1 in French, DUFLE in French

Dr. Pallavi Srivastava
Chemistry

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Education, IGNOU
Bachelor of Science, Ajmer University
Master of Science, Allahabad University
Ph.D in Chemistry, Allahabad University

Paul Dyer
English & Group 1, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Master of Arts in English, Pepperdine University, Malibu

Pooja Asrani
Economics

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Education, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Economics, Shivaji University

Pooja Jhaveri
Math

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

IB Diploma, B.D. Somani International School
Bachelor of Education, Rajasthan University
Bachelor of Management Studies, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce (Part 1), Mumbai University

Poonam Datta
Math

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Diploma in Investment and Market Studies, Mumbai University
Diploma in Computer Science, Datapro

Premprakash Shukla
Math

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Science in Physics, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master of Science in Mathematics, Madurai Kamaraj University

Prerna Gupta
Biology

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, University of Mumbai
Master of Science in Biotechnology, University of Mumbai

Rasik Andaria
Computer Science & IT Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Osmania University
Government Commercial Diploma, Department of Education
Diploma in Computer Management, Datamatics Institute of Management
PG Diploma in Computer Science, National Computing Centre (UK)
Oracle Certification, Syspro Softwares Internationals

Reshma Israni
Business Management, Economics

Joined B.D. Somani in 2009

 

Bachelor of Education, Commerce and Economics, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Commmerce, HR College
Master of Commmerce, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Diploma in Computer Graphics, Compufield
Diploma in Computer Systems and Management, Aptech Institute

Runa Mukherjee
Economics

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Education, Barkatullah University
Bachelor of Arts, Barkatullah University
Master of Arts in Economics, Barkatullah University

Sanjana Berry
English, Global Perspectives, Theory of Knowledge

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Master of Arts (English Literature), University of Mumbai

Sara González Gaspar
Spanish

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of English Studies, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Master of Secondary Education Pedagogy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language Certificate, Universidad de Zaragoza & Instituto Cervantes de Madrid
MAEC - AECID Lectureship Programme, Spanish Agency of International Cooperation & Open University, Vietnam
Montessori International Certificate, R.T.I. Mumbai, India

Satyajit Salgarkar
Biology, ESS, TOK

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Education, Shivaji University
Bachelor of Science, Shivaji University
Master of Science, Pune University

Savithri Ganesan
Maths

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Madras University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
ECCE, Massachusetts, USA
PGDME, Mumbai University

Shalini Sharma
History, TOK & Group 3, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Education, Loreto College, Calcutta University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University
Master of Arts in History, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University

Shilpa Uparkar
English

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Arts in English, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in English, Mumbai University
Master of Philosophy, SNDT Women's University

Siddharth Patel
Math & Physics

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Pillai's Institute of Information Technology
Bachelor of Education, Prof. D.Y Patil School of Education

Siddhesh Parab
Chemistry

Joined B.D. Somani in 2007

 

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master Of Science, Mumbai University
LLB, Mumbai University

Sivakumar Raju
Physics

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Education in Physics, Bharathiar University
Master of Science in in Physics, Bharathiar University

Sneha Negandhi
Business Management

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Education in Commerce, Bombay Teachers’ Training College
Master of Commerce (Management), Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Sociology, Mumbai University
Certificate in School Management & Leadership, Harvard Business School

Tannishta Chhaterjee
Geography & EE Lead

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science in Geography, University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Master of Science in Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras
Master of Philosophy in Geography, International Institute for Population Science, Mumbai

Umangi Jyotindra Sheth
French

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Bombay University
Diploma in French DELF B1, Alliance Francaise De Bombay
Diploma in DFP B2, Alliance Francaise De Bombay
Diploma in French DELF B2 (ongoing), Alliance Francaise De Bombay

Vishwesh Shinde
Geography

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Arts, Geography, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts, Geography, University of Mumbai

Vivek Patil
Music

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University

Zeba Khan
Art and Design

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art, Nirmala Niketan College, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations, Madurai Kamraj University

Staff

Smitha Balachandran
Upper Secondary Librarian

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Delhi University
Bachelor of Library and Information Science, SNDT University

Meenakshi Rai
Middle School Librarian

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune University
Master of Library and Information Science, SHPT School of Library Science, SNDT Women's University

Rishita Roy
Social & Emotional Needs, Counseling Psychologist

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Arts, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, SNDT University, Mumbai

Dipika Pardeshi

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management

Maheshwari Shekhar Garasangi

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Commerce

Rahul Pratap Singh
Team IT

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Diploma in Animation, Arena Multimedia
Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University

RECEPTION AND JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN ADMISSIONS

Applications invited for Reception and Junior Kindergarten students for 2020-2021.

Age Criteria:
Reception child must be 3 years as of 1st July, 2020.
Junior Kindergarten child must be 4 years as of 1st July, 2020.

Applications for Kindergarten to Grade 5 will be accepted from Monday, 14th October 2019.

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